Wasatch Crest Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

Wasatch Crest Trail is a 16 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2667 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
6 days ago

7 months ago

Save this one for next year when leaves are at their peak! Now the views were drab, awaiting winters blanket of snow. Actually took the trail to the right to Jupiter Peak.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Mtn bike from Guardsman; beautiful trail and ride; don't give many 5 star ratings but this trail is a must do; was an odd day so rode out to Pinebrook (car shuttle)

mountain biking
10 months ago

One of my favorite mountain bike trails in the wasatch front! Amazing views the whole way.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trail! It's nice and cool in the summer and absolutely beautiful. There are plenty of wildflowers and impressive views everywhere. The trail is not difficult - this hike/ride is a nice, relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

11 months ago

Great trail, loose rock but inclines are moderate. Amazing views of both park city and deer valley.

Monday, June 12, 2017

We hiked till desolation lake and camped there for the night. Gorgeous views.

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The best ride of the region. Usually ridden from Guardsman to Canyons or SLC this trail has everything including magnificent views, speed, technical exposed sections and climbs. This ride is truly memorable.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Great ride ! Really dusty though trails a little slippery due to loose dry dirt . Still awesome ride though . Hit ricochet on way down which was so badass

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

One of the most stunning hikes I've ever done. Breathtaking views pretty much the whole 12 miles looking over Park City, Big Cottonwood, and Millcreek Canyon. Lots of wildflowers right now. Started at Guardsman and had a shuttle car at the top of Millcreek Canyon which made the majority of the hike downhill and very easy, just a few fairly steep uphills mostly towards the start.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

One of my favorite biking trails. Very beautiful and super fun.

hiking
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Started at Guardsman Pass and hiked to the summit of Scott Hill. This trail is great! Puke Hill isn't so bad if you're just hiking it but as I was coming down and all the mountain bikers were riding up I could understand why it's called that. Did this September 19th when all the trees were turning for fall. So gorgeous! I'd definitely do this one again. Would love to hike from Guardsman to the Park City overlook.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

This trail is definitely my favorite so far! We shuttled to the top and it was definitely worth the $12!!

hiking
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I really enjoyed hiking this trail because of the continuous views of Big Cottonwood Canyon and Park City. Didn't start hiking until late evening on a Friday night so there was less that a dozen mountain bikers on the trail. All of them were friendly and polite making sure that we were aware they were coming from behind.

hiking
Saturday, November 29, 2014

It was the first real snow of the year and I got to see the best of both seasons today. Fall and Winter wrapped up in one. It was an amazing hike with great views of the Valley and the Canyons below. It was my first time on this trail and from what I understand this usually is a busy trail. Today we had it to ourselves. It was Awesome!!!

hiking
Saturday, June 23, 2012

So a friend and I midnight hiked to this trail before it opened. We went the night of the largest full moon in years, from the Park City side. Talk about absolutely spectacular!!! It's a good but strenuous trail for sure.
There was still snow on the ground, but the trail was pretty clean.
It grants near perfect views of Park City, Salt Lake, and Heber/Midway.
In other words... The perfect place to catch a full moon.
When you hear the words "guardsmens pass" you just know it's a winner.

mountain biking
Friday, April 20, 2012

I was reading in magazine called Health Utah at a doctors office a while back and it talked about 10 different mountain bike trails in the U.S. The wasatch crest was named #1 or #2! - I cant quite remember.. But it was one of the most scenic and beautiful trails in the states.

Ive ridden it multiple times and all I can say is that it is gorgeous! Everytime I go up its amazing and never ceases it to amaze me!

The first part of the trail is called " Puke Hill" because it is like a 1/4 mile of just rocky-loose gravel of an uphill ride. The entrance is just on the other side of brighton as if you were going up to guardsman's pass.. I'm not too sure exactly sure how to give the right directions... look it up!

(it's a pretty good grade too.. so be prepared for that right off the bat!)

And there are certain days you can ride your mountain bikes.. there is like an a and b day. on eday is for mountain biking the other is for walking and dogs ONLY.. so you'll need to figure that out too..

But Dont let that stop you! It's a great all around all mountain ride. There is enough ups and enough down hilling. Nothing big though on the DH..
Just Enough!

I love it!

So remember..
you may need a shuttle car..
the correct days to ride..
the map how to get there and of the trail..

mountain biking
Friday, January 28, 2011

Great work-out up from Millcreek and beautiful views. Ride down is a blast!

hiking
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trail running
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